Top Charts of 2014
China Trade
Raising America's Pay

EPI’s top charts of 2014 show the costs of inequality to low- and moderate-income Americans, and show how policy decisions designed to erode the bargaining power of these workers have been at the root of this wage stagnation. View the charts

Growing U.S. trade deficits with China cost 3.2 million U.S. jobs between 2001 and 2013, in every state and all but one congressional district. Two-thirds of the jobs lost were in manufacturing. Read the report

By 2007, the last year before the Great Recession, incomes for the middle 60 percent of U.S. households would have been roughly 23 percent (nearly $18,000) higher had inequality not widened. View the research

Congress refuses to add to the deficit—except when giving tax breaks to big business. Read the snapshot


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